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Shapes

The WinForms Spreadsheet control allows you to view, print, and export documents that contain shapes to PDF/HTML. All shape types are supported: from simple lines and rectangles, to 3-D shapes with advanced effects.

Expanded Working with Shapes in UI

The SpreadsheetControl enables end-users to move, resize, rotate, or remove shapes in a document.

Note

The SpreadsheetControl does not provide user interface elements that allow end-users to insert new shapes, edit existing shapes, and change their appearance.

Expanded Shape API

An individual shape (Shape) is a member of the Worksheet.Shapes collection. The ShapeCollection collection stores all drawing objects embedded in a worksheet (shapes, pictures, and charts). You can access an existing shape by its index in the shape collection or using the ShapeCollection.GetShapeById method. The Shape.ShapeType property allows you to distinguish between different drawing object types within a worksheet.

The ShapeCollection and Shape interfaces provide methods and properties designed to manipulate shapes in a document.

Member

Description

Example

ShapeCollection.AddShape Creates a shape. How to: Create a Shape
ShapeCollection.AddTextBox Creates a text box. How to: Add Text to a Shape
Shape.ShapeGeometry Specifies a shape's geometry. How to: Create a Shape
ShapeCollection.GroupShapes Creates a group of shapes. How to: Create a Shape Group
ShapeCollection.UngroupShapes Splits a shape group into individual shapes. How to: Create a Shape Group
ShapeCollection.AddConnector Creates a connector. How to: Create a Shape Connector
Shape.ConnectorFormat Provides access to connector settings. How to: Create a Shape Connector
Shape.ShapeText Provides access to a shape's text format settings. How to: Add Text to a Shape
ShapeText.Characters Allows you to add text to a shape and specify its font characteristics and paragraph properties. How to: Add Text to a Shape
ShapeFormatBase.Fill Provides access to a shape's fill options. How to: Change Shape's Fill and Outline Color
ShapeFormatBase.Outline Provides access to options used to format a shape's outline. How to: Change Shape's Fill and Outline Color
ShapeCollection.RemoveAt
Shape.Delete
Removes a shape from a worksheet. How to: Remove a Shape

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